Smithsonian Magazine reveal 2015 photo contest finalists

Smithsonian Magazine reveal 2015 photo contest finalists

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Smithsonian Magazine have whittled down over 26,000 entries to present the latest list of talented finalists for its 2015 photography contest. Discover some of the best photographs here...

For its 12th annual photo contest, Smithsonian Magazine had the hard task of judging over 26,000 entries taken by photographers from 93 different countries, to whittle down a list of just 60 finalists.

The publication's photo editors selected ten finalists per category — Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile, and now the magazine's readers can declare the 'Reader's Choice' winner, who will recieve a $500 cash prize and be announced alongside our 'Grand Prize' and category winners on March 31. 

Discover some of the beautiful entries below: